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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Arnaud d'Usseau (screenplay) and
Julian Zimet (screenplay) (originally as Julian Halevy)
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Release Date:
December 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Can it be stopped? See more »
Plot:
In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(53 articles)
Tyburn Films: British Horror’s last line of Defence
 (From Shadowlocked. 4 July 2014, 6:30 AM, PDT)

John Cacavas, Prolific TV, Film Composer, Dies at 83
 (From Variety - TV News. 30 January 2014, 8:45 PM, PST)

R.I.P. TV/Film Composer John Cacavas
 (From Deadline TV. 30 January 2014, 4:10 PM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton

Peter Cushing ... Dr. Wells

Alberto de Mendoza ... Father Pujardov
Silvia Tortosa ... Countess Irina Petrovska

Julio Peña ... Inspector Mirov

Ángel del Pozo ... Yevtushenko (as Angel del Pozo)

Helga Liné ... Natasha (as Helga Line)

George Rigaud ... Count Maryan Petrovski (as Jorge Rigaud)
Alice Reinheart ... Miss Jones

José Jaspe ... Konev - Conductor (as Jose Jaspe)

Víctor Israel ... Baggage Man (as Victor Israel)
Juan Olaguivel ... Creature (as Juan Olaguibel)
Vicente Roca ... Station Master

Barta Barri ... First Telegraphist
José Marco ... Vorkin (as Jose Marco)

José Canalejas ... Russian Guard (as Jose Canalejas)

Telly Savalas ... Capt. Kazan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Beckman ... Second Telegraphist (uncredited)
Faith Clift ... American Passenger, Miss Bennett (uncredited)
Hiroshi Kitatawa ... Grashinski - the Locksmith (uncredited)
Allen Russell ... Capt. O'Hagan (uncredited)
Fernando Villena ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Eugenio Martín  (as Gene Martin)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Arnaud d'Usseau (screenplay) and
Julian Zimet (screenplay) originally as Julian Halevy

Produced by
Bernard Gordon .... producer
Gregorio Sacristán .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Cacavas 
 
Cinematography by
Alejandro Ulloa (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Dearberg  (as Robert Dearberg)
 
Production Design by
Ramiro Gómez  (as Gomez Ramiro)
 
Set Decoration by
Ramiro Gómez 
 
Makeup Department
Rafael Berraquero .... assistant makeup artist
Fernando Florido .... makeup artist
Romana González .... assistant hair stylist
Julián Ruiz .... makeup supervisor
María Nieves Ruiz .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Juan Gracia .... unit production manager
José María Ramos .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gil Carretero .... assistant director
Vicente Escrivá hijo .... second assistant director (as Vicente Escrivá)
 
Art Department
John Chisholm .... props
Jesús Mateos .... decorator
Rafael Pérez Murcia .... assistant art director
Julián Martín .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Manuel Ferreiro .... boom operator (as Manuel Ferreiro Sierra)
Antonio Illán .... sound supervisor
Luis López Díaz .... sound recordist
Enrique Molinero .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Pablo Pérez .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Stevens .... optical effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Teo Escamilla .... camera operator (as Teodoro Escamilla)
Simón López .... still photographer (as Simon Lopez)
Luis Peña .... focus puller (as Luis Pena)
Antonio Vega .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrés Fernández .... wardrobe master (as Andres Fernandez)
Carmen Manzano .... wardrobe mistress
Charles Simminger .... wardrobe supervisor (as Charlie Simminger)
 
Editorial Department
Carmen Alonso .... assistant editor
Fernando Megino .... assistant editor
Mari Carmen Taberner .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Katrina Bayonas .... unit publicist
Rafael Pérez Murcia .... set assistant (as Rafael Perez Murcia)
José Luis Rubio .... production assistant
Isabel Ruiz Capillas .... script supervisor (as Maribel Ruiz-Capilla)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Panic in the Trans-Siberian Train" - International (English title)
"The Possessor" - USA (reissue title)
"Zombie Express to Hell" - Japan (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
91 min (Blu-ray Edition) | USA:88 min | Spain:84 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (1990) | France:Tous publics | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1975) | Norway:15 | Spain:13 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1994) (1998) (2000) (2006) | USA:R | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
The Spanish version, "Pánico en el Transiberiano", attributes the screenplay to the director, Eugenio Martín, and Arnaud d'Usseau - while the English version mentions d'Usseau and Julian Zimet instead.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In a brief panning scene of the train speeding through the night in the snow immediately following the scene where the the guards force open the crate, it can be easily observed that it is actually a small scale toy train and not an actual train.See more »
Quotes:
Countess Irina:And what about the baggage man? And that poor thief at the station?
Professor Saxton:What about them?
Countess Irina:They are dead. Was your creature responsible for that?
Professor Saxton:Probably.
Countess Irina:And you don't care?
Professor Saxton:[reflectively] A baggage man, and a thief... You're right madame. I don't care... as much as I should.
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59 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
I loved it!, 23 October 2004
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

The first halve of this movie is pretty standard seventies horror stuff like featured in most of the old Hammer movies. The second halve however really surprised and impressed me. I loved it!

I really love old-horror movies with both Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in it. In this movie they are better than ever together. Their acting is superb and so is the rest of the cast even though it is a bit strange that almost all of the Russians are played by Spanish people. Telly Savalas also shows up in a fun role. Savalas is probably best known for portraying Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" but he also played in classics like: "Cape Fear" (1962), "Kelly's Heroes", "Capricorn One" and "The Dirty Dozen". It's wonderful to see such fine acting in one movie because normally mainly it are just only Cushing and Lee who are the only good actors in a movie like this.

Also this movie is actually scary and gory and it has a really good atmosphere. It starts like some kind of monster movie like "Creature From the Black Lagoon" but the second halve of the movie is more like a Zombie movie like "Lifeforce" (which is an underrated horror classic in my opinion with a great soundtrack). A combination that worked really well for me.

The story stays simple and of course ridicules but it still is better than 90% of the other movies from the same genre and it actually goes deeper in trying to explain some of the things.

In my opinion a real horror classic!

8/10

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